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Old 08-15-2009, 01:17 PM
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I need some help identifying this mower.I bought it at an auction so I don't have any history on it.What I do know about it, It is powered by a Kubota V1505-e 36hp 4 cylinder diesel.The deck is either 72" or 73".And everthying on it is run by hydraulics.The steering is just the single joystick in the middle.Thanks for any help




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I have never seen anything like that before. It looks like it could have been a short run prototype.

Their seems to be a lot of basics in the design. Simple diamond plate bended metal on the top.

The front end looks functional but unfinished. Have you looked around the fiberglass at all? Maybe there is some sort of manufacturer information on it?

Is there a way to contact the previous owner to find where they got it from?
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The design does appear very basic.

What does it say on the frame on the front, between the rubber "bumpers"? Is there any wording on the control panel (where the switch, etc are) that would help identify it? I would also look along the frame underneath the hood, say around the engine, etc. Look for information stamped directly into the frame, or information plate riveted to the frame.

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Old 08-23-2009, 11:25 AM
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looks like to me like a body off of a golf cart of somesort and a homemade frame...longs as it cuts. I like it
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:17 AM
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Well after a lot of research I have finally figured out what it is.It was made by a company called Dyna Mow that is no longer in business and from what I have read they were very expensive new.
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I did a search for them and found this image from their original website.



Here is an article about them from 1997.

Journal Record, The (Oklahoma City), Oct 8, 1997

After 14 years of making things that ended up with someone else's name on them, Tom Askew felt it was time he had a product all his own. So he went to Cushing two months ago and bought the rights to an all-hydraulic commercial lawn mower that had been out of circulation for years.

Now he is restarting Dyna Mow production in a leased site in western Oklahoma City. It won't stay there long, though. Plans are under way to build a manufacturing plant at his Askew Fabrications' Yukon compound. It's not known when that move will take place, but work on the building is expected to start as soon as Askew's current expansion project is completed.

Limited production should begin in November with 12 workers. More will be hired as demand for the mower picks up. "Where we are now, we can produce 20 mowers a week," Askew says. Initial production is expected to be about half that. Employees are now setting up assembly lines, testing new features for the mowers and developing a parts distribution system. "There are about 350 of these mowers in the field now," Askew notes, "and as soon as people found out we bought this, we started getting calls for parts. In fact, we had just come home from signing the papers when we got a call from Atlanta. They needed some parts to get their work done." Although he was in the dark about parts, Askew and his staff went to work to get what was needed. He shipped it to the customer without an invoice. "I told them that we'll send the invoice later, but it was important that they get the part now and not be held up while we set up a new company." Future customers won't have quite that kind of service, but the hallmark of the company is to be customer service, quality workmanship and on-time delivery. "That's what has built our business up to now and we don't intend to change it," he states. Purchasing the mower, which had lain dormant for two years, is a major addition to a company that started in the storeroom of a Yukon pawn shop and gunsmith. Askew Fabrications now employs about 100 doing metal plating, precision sheet metal work, painting and powder coating. The company's customers range from the medical industry to computers to telecommunications manufacturers to the oil and gas industry. Now in its second expansion, Askew is building a 150-foot-by-50- foot facility and planning another. Vacant property to the north of the Askew Fabrications location will become the home of Short Grass Industries, the new manufacturer of the Dyna Mow. When Askew bought the manufacturing rights to Dyna Mow for an undisclosed price, he and his engineers began working on improvements. The first thing they did was redesign its basic framework so that all variations could accept the same motors - either diesel or gasoline powered. The engines are used only to power the hydraulic pumps. All working parts, including the drive train, are hydraulically operated. "This saves in maintenance and downtime," Askew says. The huge mower never will be considered a consumer item. Starting at a base price of about $18,000, it cuts a six-foot wide swath at one time and is designed to jump curbs and center medians without being hurt. The customer base will include city governments, airports "and others who have large areas to mow," Askew says. "They want something that will stand up to the constant punishment that one of these mowers gets." Dyna Mow mowers are designed so that the cutting deck will tilt up, making blades easily accessible for replacement or maintenance. Driving the mower is akin to flying a modern jet fighter plane. It has a control stick the driver moves with a flip of the wrist to control direction. Mower controls are mounted on the right-hand side of the driver's seat. "This gives the operator full one-hand operation," Askew says. "With some of the older commercial models, it requires two hands to operate them and sometimes it also requires a lot of strength. But with this design, one hand is free all the time. These are real easy to drive." Along with simple changes, Short Grass has designed an optional small trailer to haul the mower from place to place. "These things travel on the road at 12 mph to 15 mph, so a place like an airport doesn't need to haul them anywhere. Just hop on and drive them where you want to go."



Check out the price of them new.

http://www.gosnells.wa.gov.au/upload...AAB4F8C9DE.pdf on page 59

2001 - Dyna Mow - AB7240 - $33,973
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I found one on craigslist.






56in Dyna Mow Super Commercial Lawn Mower - $4000

This is a 56in Dyna Mow Super Commercial Lawn Mower that is perfect for anybody in the business of lawns or anyone type of big properties. The lawnmower has a 4cylender engine, Zero Turn, and a complete hydrolics system. The front system also lifts up 90 degrees exposing the blades for easy access (greasing, cleaning, replacing, etc.). The mower has 2 speeds with a single joystick, which can reach up to 20 miles an hour continuously cutting leaving behind a flawless lawn. The single joystick allows for a more precise and comfortable turning for accurate cutting. This lawn mower was purchased new with the documentation available for $15,680.00. The mower has less than 600 hundred hours and is in mint condition ideal for anyone looking for a heavy duty commercial zero turn mower. Please call me Jim (352) 428-9546 $4000.00 FIRM
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Some more fascinating information on the company. Dyna mow.

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In less than two years, Dyna Mow, Inc., a Cushing, Okla., manufacturer of commercial lawn mowers, has increased its annual production sixfold and more than doubled its payroll, to 16 employees. If sales continue to grow, the workforce soon could double again. Credit for this progress goes to the company. But the firm's new owners attribute a large part of their success to an important technical assist from the Oklahoma Alliance for Manufacturing Excellence, an affiliate of the NIST MEP. "When we took over, the internal paperwork was a shambles ** they didn't really know how much it cost to manufacture each mower," says co-owner Ronald Good. That's not the case today. With the help of the Alliance and private consultants that work with the MEP center, the company made sweeping changes ** from locating a larger facility to redesigning processes to modernizing the firm's computer system. Without the Alliance's help, says Good, Dyna Mow's improved business fortunes would not have been possible.
I am guessing they weren't able to hold the business together and when you look to why, this might shed some light on it.
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